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Updates from UWOFA and around the world of higher education

Collective Agreements

Get the facts from the source. View both faculty and LA agreements

Bargaining Bulletins

For librarians and archivists

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario in London.

UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment matters, handles workplace disputes and grievances, and advances the professional interests of faculty members, academic librarians and archivists.

In the broader community, UWOFA representatives meet with provincial and federal politicians to ensure members' voices are heard and reflected in education and labour policy decisions. As well, UWOFA strives to engage members and citizens through awareness campaigns regarding post-secondary education during general membership meetings, community events, contact with journalists, and town hall discussions.

 

UWOFA-LA Unit Wins Award

UWOFA Librarians & Archivists were awarded the ChangeMaker Award on January 23, 2020.

UWOFA's Position on the Strategic Mandate Agreement 3

With the new year, Ontario universities begin the final year of the second phase of the province’s strategic mandate agreement. This second phase, or SMA2, runs from 2017 to 2020 and is part of a three-phased process which began with the implementation of phase 1 (2014 to 2017). 

President Addresses For Profit Education Provider Seeking Western Foothold

In a letter to members of UWOFA, President John Ciriello raises concerns about Western administration entering into any agreement with for-profit education provider, Navitas.

UWOFA supports OCUFA’s legal challenge to Ford government’s attack on workers’ rights

At a recent emergency meeting of the Board of Directors of OCUFA, OCUFA entertained the possibility of either joining the OFL coalition, launching an independent challenge, not getting involved in a challenge, or intervene in one of the ongoing challenges. After considerable discussion, OCUFA introduced a motion and seconded by UWOFA that allows OCUFA to join the OFL coalition in launching a Charter challenge.